How to Cook Brisket on a Pit Boss Pellet Grill

How to cook Brisket on a Pit Boss Pellet Grill

Many grills can cook almost any type you want, but nothing does it better than the Pit Boss grills.

Here we have a guide on how to cook with the Pit Boss Pellet Grill Brisket Recipes.

Pit Boss produces the best pellet grills.

Cooking a brisket on a Pit Boss grill was fun and you are going to love the results that you see from grilling on it.

Pit Boss’s grills are made with the best materials and are perfect for switching from one cooking style to another.

You can grill in the first hours and then smoke some meat the next.

With this guide, you get to make the meat the star of the meal and get the perfect main dish for your family and friends.

You do have to follow specific instructions to make the results better.

 So if you are planning to cook something for a lot of people on your Pit Boss, choose a large brisket and then follow the instructions below so you can make the best meal for your guests.


What You Will Need

For this recipe, you will need the best brisket that you can find.

The best cut of brisket is the one with enough fats on the outside, just enough to cover the meat’s outer parts and tip.

Do not worry if you have a lot of fats, as you will trim that later on.

The fats on the meat are a good sign that the brisket is well-marbled and will produce many juices when cooked.

So go to your local butcher or order online and ask for a brisket with a generous amount of marbling.

We will try to figure out how much or how heavy you should order, so keep on reading to know these things. 

Or you can order from Snake River Farms, it is something I have been doing recently and I love their quality.

It has changed my BBQ game because the meat they have is perfect with amazing marbling.

Besides the meat itself, you will need a nice marinade or rub to come with the brisket.

If you do not have a usual rub that you can buy, you can make it with some basic ingredients.

While it is advisable to put the flavors you want on the rub and make it with the best ingredients that you think will go well with the meat, some options can be better. 

Pit Boss gets you ready at all stages of the process as they also sell their rub.

It consists of many spices balanced with each other to create a nice taste to go with the meat.

 So if you are a beginner and do not have much experience making your rub, you can never go wrong by choosing the Pit Boss rub or the Pit Boss Beef and Brisket Seasoning. 

If you want to make a rub at home then check out this list of the best seasonings for a rib-eye steak where we list multiple different options for you to try.

The rest of the ingredients that you will need are for your side dishes.

As you can see, you do not need a lot when it comes to cooking the brisket, so go ahead and buy those things.




8 to 10 pounds of beef brisket

1 cup of apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce

Half a can of beer of any brand you like

Half cup of Pit Boss Beef and Brisket Rub or the Pit Boss Lonestar Beef Brisket Rub

 Step 1: Prepare The Rub And Mop Sauce 

Once you get home from the butcher shop, place the brisket immediately in the fridge to cool it down.

While the meat is in the fridge, prepare your spices and make the rub and mop sauce.

For the rub, there are no specific spices as you can pick whatever you want. If you think some ingredients will go well with the brisket, then go ahead and put that in the rub.

There are some basic instructions on what you can get to improve the taste.

 However, there is no need to change the meat texture, so you do not have to use any meat tenderizer.

Just go with the spices that you think will improve the brisket’s taste and mix them in a bowl.

Again, you can also get the Pit Boss Beef and Brisket rub if you do not have your rub.

The mop sauce is a simple marinade that you have to make ahead of time.

It will help keep the brisket moist and juicy while cooking, as the cooking process will take a very long time.

The mop sauce that Pit Boss recommends is a very simple combination of just three ingredients.

Get a large bowl and mix apple cider vinegar, beer, and Worcestershire sauce in it.

Get your brush ready and use it to mix the mop sauce.

Leave it on the side with the rub and cover them both while you wait for the brisket to chill a little bit before you proceed with cooking.


Step 2: Trim The Brisket

Once the brisket has cooled down and is a little harder than fresh meat, get it out of the fridge and get your knife ready. Trim the fats off of the brisket and leave a thin layer on the outsides. 

It is worth noting that you will have an easier task if you trim the brisket while cold.

Trimming a cold brisket gives you a more precise cut from the fat than a brisket at room temperature.

Flip the brisket over with the pointed end facing underneath or on the board.

Cutaway the excess fats, and make sure to remove the silver skins from the flat muscle and throw them away. 

After cutting off the fat from the flat, you will see a crescent-shaped fat on the other side of the meat.

Cut that away and smoothen the layer of meat until the side of the meat is smooth.

There should be a smooth transition between the flat and the pointed side of the brisket.

Flip the brisket over and then trim the fat cap to 1/4 inch, which is enough to protect it.

By leaving the fat cap on and as thinly as possible, you will help keep the juices in the meat.

Make sure that you leave an even layer of fat on the meat to help it become tender.

The next step is to season the brisket properly.

Bring out your rub and put a generous amount of the seasonings around the brisket, enough to almost cover the outer parts of the brisket.


Step 4: Preheat The Pit Boss Grill

This cooking process will take a very long time, so fill up your pellet hopper to the top and get at least one sack of wood pellets ready for refilling the pellet hopper.

Set the Pit Boss grill and fire up the pellets while also selecting the smoke mode.

This will enhance the Pit Boss grill’s smoking capability and give your brisket a nice smoky flavor.

Bring the temperature to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. 

This will start slow, so there is no need to rush the process as it might be harder for the pellet grill to go down from a very hot temperature.

Once you get the Pit Boss pellet grill to the desired temperature, get your brisket ready.

Prepare your meat probe as well to determine the internal temperature of the meat while it is cooking.


Step 5: Cook The Brisket

Place the brisket directly on the Pit Boss pellet grill and then close the lid.

You can insert the meat probe from the start of the cooking process or insert it later when the meat is tender.

At around two hours, the brisket might have started to become more tender, and you can insert the meat probe then.

This is the time where you will also need to brush some of the mop sauce.

Do not open the pellet grill’s lid unless you are brushing the mop sauce on the brisket. Interrupting the cooking process will only prolong the already long cooking time of the brisket.

 The mop sauce is necessary to keep the outer sides moist as they get exposed to the smoke. So that should be the only time where you can open the lid of the grill.


Step 6: Cook The Brisket Again

 When the brisket has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, remove it from the grill and close the lid right away to maintain the pellet grill’s temperature. 

Place the brisket on a layer of butcher paper and then wrap it around with it.

If one butcher paper is not enough, you can layer them to ensure that all sides of the brisket are covered.

 Fold the sides of the butcher paper to make sure that it is leak-proof.

The reason for doing this is to help the brisket keep its juices when you put it back inside the Pit Boss pellet grill. 

Return the brisket inside the pellet grill seam side down and let it cook again.

Close the grill’s lid and allow the brisket to cook for another five to eight hours to reach the desired doneness.

Insert the meat probe into the brisket nearing the five-hour mark.

The brisket should be very tender, and you will not have any trouble inserting the meat probe into the thickest part.

Aim for an internal temperature of 203 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure that the brisket cooks a tender texture.

This temperature will help you slice through the meat pretty easily.


Step 7: Rest And Serve

You need to remove the brisket from the pellet grill with the internal temperature just shy of the target temperature.

This is because the brisket will continue cooking outside of the pellet grill.

Let the brisket rest on a chopping board, still wrapped in the butcher paper, for at least an hour. 

This will help the brisket continue cooking and cool down a little bit before you serve it. 

While waiting for the brisket, prepare your side dishes and cook whatever you need to cook.

Slice the brisket after an hour and then serve it with your favorite side dishes and sauce.


How Much Should Each Person Eat? 

Brisket is a very beefy cut of meat, and you will see that it does not shrink too much when cooked.

So ordering one will depend on the number of guests that you are going to serve.

Considering their diet is also a great factor in determining how heavy the brisket should be.

So make sure to put into the calculation the people who will eat the brisket that you get.

On average, one person should get around 1/3 to 1/2 pounds of meat.

This will be more than enough, especially if you have many side dishes prepared that will help fill their stomachs.



 Brisket is such a common cut of meat cooked during barbecues and other occasions.

However, not every grill or cooking appliance will be able to cook the brisket the right way. 

Pit Boss offers amazing girls that work as smokers to cook almost any type of food that you want.

You just need to master how to use them for cooking with the grills perfectly.

That will not be a tough job as Pit Boss pellet grills have very easy and advanced controls.

So follow the guides above for the perfect protein-filled meal with your friends and family.

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